Posts Tagged Perinatal

Dr. Russell Kirby receives award for work in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology

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The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) recently gave USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Russell Kirby its President’s Award.  The SPER is an organization whose members share a common interest in the epidemiology of pregnancy, infancy and childhood. Kirby received the award at the group’s annual […]

What’s driving infant mortality rates in rural areas? Hint: It’s more than access to health care

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Rural counties have the highest infant mortality rates across the United States when compared with rates in more urban counties—but why? New research conducted by the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Russell Kirby, along with colleagues Deborah Ehrenthal and Daphne Kuo, points to a complicated picture.  The article, […]

FPQC’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Delivery Initiative Orientations Draw RN and MD Leadership

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative welcomed Florida hospital system leadership and clinical teams to two days of regional orientations to the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative. PROVIDE 2.0—an expanded and enhanced Initiative that builds on the successes of the initial PROVIDE—is shaping up to be the organization’s largest initiative […]

PROVIDE Mid-Project Meeting Draws National QI Experts

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Forty-five Florida hospitals are involved in Florida’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative, which seeks to reduce the number of women who deliver infants by cesarean section. On September 21, 2018, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative sponsored a day of collaborative learning on the PROVIDE Initiative for Florida hospitals and […]

FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented […]

Access LARC Meeting Focuses on Implementing Immediate Postpartum LARC Procedures

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The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando was the site of the mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Access LARC Initiative on May 11, 2018. This project is aimed at increasing access to a new contraception choice for women – the insertion of immediate postpartum long acting reversible […]

Mother’s Own Milk Initiative NICU Teams Meet in Orlando

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The mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’ Mothers Own Milk (MOM) in the NICU Initiative was held in Orlando on March 14, 2017.  The event was attended by more than 70 participants from all 25 participating Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The day was full of sharing of successes […]